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Respiratory & Breathing Issues

Be Seen by a Board-Certified ER-trained Physician at Every Visit

Anyone might get “winded” after building up a sweat during an intense workout, but for the most part, you should be able to breathe without difficulty. If you can’t catch your breath or take a full breath, it is a serious situation in which you should call 911 or visit your local ER for emergency medical attention. Shortness of breath may be caused by any number of things, such as asthma, a heart attack, lung damage, high blood pressure, allergies, or other conditions.

Respiratory issues may present with:

  • Shortness of breath.
  • Wheezing.
  • Breathlessness.
  • Hyperventilating.
  • Dizziness.
  • Nausea.
  • Anxiety.
  • Confusion.
  • Turning blue, especially the lips/fingers.

Seek emergency medical treatment if you or someone else is having trouble breathing. While waiting for the ambulance to arrive, you can loosen tight clothing that could be restricting the airway or blood flow. Try to remain calm, as anxiety can making breathing difficulties worse. You’ve done the right thing by enlisting the help of medical professionals.

Learn More About ProMedica Toledo Hospital Emergency and Urgent Care

At ProMedica Toledo Hospital Emergency and Urgent Care, we are proud to offer short wait times and provide every patient with the opportunity to see a board-certified ER-trained physician at every visit. We provide health care the way it should be- under one roof, with our full-service ER and urgent care.

We only bill our patients for the care they need, and by doing so, we save communities and employers millions of dollars in unnecessary emergency department utilization. We encourage Lucas County community members to utilize our ER and urgent care, and we are fully in-network with most major insurance plans, including Medicare plans.

Remember to always discuss any of your medical concerns with our emergency room physicians at ProMedica Toledo Hospital Emergency and Urgent Care. Our ER is open 24/7 and our urgent care is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. We are here to help you feel better, faster.